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Monastery of Alcobaca

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Address: Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We visited the monastery as part of a larger tour and only had an hour to explore. We found it was not enough time. The architecture is amazing, the size of the building is awe... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Scott W
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the monastery as part of a larger tour and only had an hour to explore. We found it was not enough time. The architecture is amazing, the size of the building is awe inspiring and clearly meant to impress its visitors. Given a chance, we would love to spend a couple of hours here. While we were there... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one monument that words will not say a bit of it. Is envolved in love and romance from the past and is a must do location when you visit central Portugal. Take a look at the pictures and start dreaming about it. Don't miss it and take a long visit by yourself.

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without the crowds at Jeronimos, the Alcobaca monastery provides the visitor with the chance to have a more traditional experience in silence. The giant kitchen also gives an idea of scope of the operations here. The tombs of Dom Pedro and Ines are also quite remarkable.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most interesting monuments in Portugal. Among other points of interest don’t miss the church, the cloister, the kitchen and the refectory. In the church, looking at the Pedro and Inês tombs you should be reading their love story. Before leaving the town taste the pastry at Alcoa café (right across the monastery). Enjoy!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before visiting the monastery and attending the mass, we shopped hundreds of antique vendors in front of the catherdral!

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site holds the tombs of a king and his lady. Only problem with the story was she wasn't really his wife. But the live was real as was the price the nobles had to pay after they killed her off. It was a nice stop on a bus tour but probably not a destination in itself.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While its purpose as a monastery should not be lost in appreciating its significance, the Alcobaça Monastery features in the hearts of the Portuguese as the last resting place of its star-crossed lovers, Pedro and Inês. Their pale marble tombs lie solemnly in state, facing each other, forever tied together, as they were not able to be in life. The... More 

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Rio Grande, RS
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This monastery has the tombs of Inês de Castro and Dom Pedro I. They were protagonists of the most famous Portuguese love story. The place is amazing, huge, sober!

Thank Galante2014
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

because of this amazingly temple we've decided to stay in Alcobaca on the way to Lisbon from Porto city. And I must say, it was great decision. The village itself is clean and fully adapted to tourist needs. Even though locals mostly don't speak English, they will do everything to help you if you need it. There's tourist center (google... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I went to Alcobaça in February and i was amazed. The city grew along the valleys of the rivers Alcoa and Baça, from which it derives its name. The municipality population in 2011 was 56,693. The city of Alcobaça became notable after the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, decided to build a church to commemorate the Conquest of Santarém... More 

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